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    Quote Originally Posted by Beyond Belief View Post
    Its good to see you back in here Lion..
    It's great to see you, too BB. Do you have any links with facts on the exact circumstances of Jennifer's disappearance? For example, I just read here that her clothes were found on her bed. But, I would like to know more, like what clothes(work, casual, etc..), and any other info.

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    I've also seen a lot of people questioning why her friends, etc haven't really been interviewed. In this Interview from "Rita Cosby Live" February 2nd, 2006, Jenn's best friend is interviewed.


    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11162052/
    COSBY: And tonight, a desperate search for a woman who vanished from her home and an emotional plea for your help. Twenty-four-year-old Jennifer Kesse went missing early last week. She never showed up for work on Tuesday. And now investigators are looking for clues in a case they say has suspicious circumstances.

    Live with the latest is Sgt. Barbara Jones with the Orlando Police Department. Sgt. Jones, is there any indication that she used her cell or credit cards? Is there any movement there?

    SGT. BARBARA JONES, ORLANDO POLICE DEPARTMENT: You know, they‘re not really talking about anything as far as trackable information, whether it‘s the use of her cell phone or any bank records. They are looking into that, and anything about that, they‘re really not wanting to release at this time.

    COSBY: Now, her car was found, it was a week ago today. Do you know when her car was last driven? Do we know when it was last used?

    JONES: Yes, actually, what they‘ve done is they have created a timeline between Monday at 10:00 PM, which was when she had the last conversation with her boyfriend via cellular telephone—that was at 10:00 PM on Monday. And then after we put out a flyer and got some media attention, a citizen located the car in a particular condominium complex about a mile from where she lives last Thursday at around 8:06. So we believe that between 10:00 o‘clock that Monday and 8:06 that Thursday that she or someone else was driving her black Malibu in the area of John Young (ph) Parkway, which is a major road on the southwest side of Orlando.

    COSBY: And you pointed out—real quick—that that car was found in an apartment complex. I understand you have expanded the search. To exactly where? And why is that critical?

    JONES: Sure. The car was crucial as far as moving forward with trying to locate her. Based on where that car was and where the track from the car to where she lived, it created what we believe to be about a 3-to-5-mile radius that we wanted to search. We conducted several grid searches in that area, and we‘re going to be expanding that out to the south after we do an aerial overview tomorrow, identifying other wooded, isolated areas where we believe somebody could have hidden her body.

    COSBY: Well, Sgt. Jones, we wish you luck. Thank you very much.

    Please keep us posted.

    JONES: Sure. Thanks a lot.

    COSBY: And tonight, a plea for help from Jennifer‘s family and also her friends, including from her best childhood friend. She‘s seen here together with Jennifer on this home video when they were just 10 years old, dancing, as you can see.

    And joining us is Jennifer‘s father, Drew Kesse, also her brother, Logan Kesse, and her best friend, Lauren Daligan (ph).

    Logan, let me start with you. How tough is it? You know, there‘s still so few—you know, so few leads, so few clues. How tough is it for you, Logan, as her younger brother?

    LOGAN KESSE, JENNIFER KESSE‘S BROTHER: Well, it‘s extremely tough and

    very, very frustrating. I know the cops, and everyone, all of our family,

    friends are doing as much as they can. But I honestly feel that it is just

    it‘s by far the hardest thing I‘ve ever done in my life, and gone through. And I can imagine the same thing for her. But it‘s—that‘s the toughest part, is not knowing anything and not being able to be told anything.

    COSBY: Yes, I‘m sure. And Lauren, you know, as we look at these—you know, we‘re seeing the beautiful video of you guys together, younger. How close were you? And what do you think may have happened to your friend?

    LAUREN DALIGAN, JENNIFER KESSE‘S BEST FRIEND: She has been my best friend my entire life. And I don‘t—I wish I knew what happened to her. I just want her to come home safely.

    COSBY: Is there anyone that you can think of, Lauren, would have wanted to cause her harm or anything suspicious you saw in the recent weeks leading up to this?

    DALIGAN: No.

    COSBY: Nothing. Tell us about her, too. Tell us—you know, we‘ve heard so many good things about her. She seems like, even in the young video, just a happy, young, free-spirited woman.

    DALIGAN: Yes. She‘s by far the best person I know in my life. I mean, she‘s been my closest friend for as long as I can remember. She‘s beautiful, obviously. You‘ve seen the pictures. She‘s smart. She‘s driven. She‘s just—she‘s just an amazing person.

    COSBY: You know, Drew—let me bring in her dad because I understand you‘ve set up almost sort of a virtual command center in the home. What kind of information are you getting? Is there any substantive leads that you can hold onto?

    DREW KESSE, JENNIFER KESSE‘S FATHER: Not really that we can hold onto, Rita. We‘re very optimistic, though. Really, she‘s alive. She‘s out there, and she knows we‘re coming for her. We‘ve been very lucky to have an organization come forward, Child Watch of North America, and they really help families going through this organize themselves. And they came on board with us yesterday, it‘s—we‘re going to have a huge search for her coming up this Saturday, and people are signing up for teams to go out and try and find Jennifer.

    And it‘s just—the community here is unbelievable. The police are unbelievable. And the media yourself has just been so good to us. That‘s how we‘re going to help find Jennifer. And—and we‘re going to do it.

    COSBY: Absolutely. We, of course, will do whatever we can, Drew, and whatever possible we can to help you get some answers, which you desperately deserve.

    You know, Logan, when was the last time you talked to your sister?

    Did you notice anything unusual?

    LOGAN KESSE: No. I actually spoke to her on Monday night.

    Obviously, Tuesday, she went missing. I spoke to her on Monday night. Everything was normal. She was telling me about her trip to St. Croix with her boyfriend. She seemed happy. Everything was cool, and nothing unusual at all.

    COSBY: Do we know anything...

    LOGAN KESSE: She was in very, very high spirits.

    COSBY: Do we know anything, Logan, if, like, there was any sign of robbery, anything missing from her car, from her purse?

    LOGAN KESSE: I wish I could tell you. I have no idea myself. No idea.

    COSBY: Can you imagine her leaving for any reason at all, Drew?

    DREW KESSE: No. Personally, no. She has recently had a promotion. She recently bought her first condominium, as Logan has said, went on a great vacation. She‘s right now on top of the world—not currently. But she just had everything going for her, and she was bubbly and really loving life.

    COSBY: I can tell (INAUDIBLE) obviously had a lot of support. And Lauren, if somebody‘s out there who has any clues, saw anything suspicious, is there something you want to say? Hopefully, somebody‘s watching tonight that can help.

    DALIGAN: I just want to say to find it in your heart to, you know, help us get Jennifer safely home. We miss her.

    LOGAN KESSE: Please. I know someone out there had to have (INAUDIBLE) see something. So please, if you don‘t—you can be anonymous, anything. Just please let anyone know. There‘s numbers. We have the crime line, anything you can, please.

    COSBY: And again, everybody, if you‘re looking at the top line there, 1-800-423-TIPS. Please call in. Please help this family and do whatever you can. Again, it‘s $115,000 reward. Please do what you can.

    Thank you very much, and our prayers are with all of you tonight.

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    No I haven't gone through the facts they first presented. As far as I know there isn't any exact list of a timeline except digging through reports and statements listed on the family site.
    Since the beginning the statements on the clothes and how they were laid out on the bed, and prior days clothes drapped over a chain, used towel and nightwear in the bathroom, all still seem to be the same. I am inclined to believe she left the condo on her own.

    LION, here s the link with the photo of how the clothing was left in her bedroom. Just look at the photos. Look close at the desk top and see what those things look like sitting there.
    http://www.foxnews.com/photoessay/0,...17,00.html#7_0

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    Lion-

    Check out the family's website at www.findjenniferkesse.com

    Below is info on Jenn's disappearance. On the Jenn's website, you can also find information regarding the video of the now Suspect, pictures of her car, pictures of Jenn, and two interviews- one marking 1 year since Jenn was abducted and one from a dateline interview done in May of last year.

    The Search For Jennifer Kesse
    We understand that many visitors to this website are looking for more information about what happened to our daughter Jennifer. We are very grateful to the local and national media for all the coverage that has been provided to our search efforts they have done a tremendous job. We can not say enough about the support of residents in the Orlando area and the volunteers who have come from all parts of our state, out of state, including tourists visiting the area who have donated their time to assist with our search efforts.

    Jenn, as family and friends know her, was reported missing when she failed to show up for work on the morning of Tuesday January 24th, 2006. For those of us close to Jenn, we knew something must be wrong. If she was going to be late for work or a meeting she would call. In fact Jenn had good routines she and Rob, her boyfriend called each other everyday while driving to work in the morning and would speak with each other every night before going to bed. On the night of Monday January 23rd, she talked to my husband and I, later with some friends and she and Rob talked by phone as usual and that was the last anyone has heard from Jenn.

    She and Rob did not talk the morning of Tuesday January 24th. Rob called Jenn at work and was told she had not arrived yet. When she did not show up for work, her employer immediately called us to see if we knew where Jenn was, we tried to reach her at the condo and on her cell phone and were unsuccessful. We left our home and after arriving at her condo, and not finding her at home, immediately notified the police.

    On Thursday Morning the 26th, police found Jennifer's car abandoned in an apartment complex not far from where she lived.

    Jennifer is a strong, fun loving, career minded and responsible young lady if she was running late to work she would have called which is why we all became concerned immediately. At no time had Jennifer shown signs of discontent with her life, relationships or work environment.

    As I am sure you all can appreciate, this has been an extremely stressful two weeks. We would encourage you to visit the various media websites their coverage has been detailed and accurate.

    The Orlando Police Department and all of the other agencies involved have been extremely professional, keeping us posted on a regular basis. We know they are doing everything in their power to help bring Jenn home safely.

    Please keep Jenn in your prayers and visit her website for updates. Please think about everyone you know if you believe someone you know or suspect someone you may know might be involved, please call Crimeline immediately and share that information it may be nothing or it may be the missing piece of information that will help bring Jenn home safely. Thanks again to everyone for interest, assistance and support.

    Joyce & Drew
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    http://www.wesh.com/news/6431174/detail.html

    Police Find Few Clues In Search For Missing Woman
    POSTED: 11:17 am EST January 25, 2006

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Orlando police are looking for a missing woman who never showed up for work on Tuesday.

    Her family said that's not like her, WESH 2 News reported.

    Jennifer Kesse, 24, and her 2004 black Chevrolet Malibu are missing. Police said she lives at the Mosaic Apartments on Conroy Road, near the Mall at Millenia.

    "It's not usual for her not to have contacted anybody on her cell phone, and more importantly, for the cell phone to be turned off," said her mother, Joyce Kesse.

    When Jennifer Kesse did not show up at work on Tuesday, her Ocoee investment office called her parents.

    "'We donít' want to alarm you, but Jennifer hasn't showed up for work. She hasn't called. She hasn't e-mailed, she hasn't shown up for work.' Jennifer is the type of person if she is running 15 minutes late, she's going to call you to say, 'I'm running 15 minutes late,'" her mother said.

    Her parents called the staff at the Mosaic Apartments. The condo was checked and the door was locked and nothing was disturbed.

    No one has heard from Kesse since she had a cell phone conversation with her boyfriend at about 10 p.m. on Monday. Her family said it is very uncharacteristic for her to lose contact with her family, and it's even more unusual for her to not show up for work.

    Her brother said she just started living alone in November and was uneasy about the number of people around the complex daily.

    "The workers were around all the time, and naturally a girl living alone for the first time Ö" said her brother, Logan Kesse.

    Orlando officers who usually patrol other areas of the city went several hundred yards into the dense brush behind her building on Wednesday.

    "Kind of working our way through it just looking for anything, anything of interest," said Sgt. Robert Anzueto, of the Orlando Police Department.

    So far, they haven't found any clues.

    The family said Jennifer Kesse was so safety conscious that she used to call a friend or family members while she walked through parking lots at night.

    "Somebody has to have seen something. Somebody had to have heard something," her mother said.

    "Imagine how they feel. They're trying to contact their daughter, they donít get a contact with her, and then she doesn't show up for work," said Sgt. Barbara Jones, of the Orlando Police Department. "It's huge for a family not to know, especially if they have a close relationship with their daughter and they communicate on a regular basis."

    Jones said if people do certain things routinely in their life and then all of the sudden they don't do that, that raises suspicions.

    "If it's suspicious and concerning to them, we're going to take that very seriously," Jones said.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the Orlando Police Department or CrimeLine at (800) 423-TIPS. A $1,000 reward is being offered for any information about her whereabouts. Her car has Florida tags, license number H90-KYC.

    Woman Mysteriously Vanishes On Way To Mail Package
    http://www.local6.com/news/6443122/detail.html
    POSTED: 6:47 pm EST January 25, 2006

    Authorities in Orlando, Fla., are searching for a University of Central Florida graduate who did not show up for work Tuesday after she said she was going to mail a package, according to a Local 6 News report.

    Investigators said Jennifer Kesse, 24, did not show up for work at Westgate Resorts in Ocoee, Fla., Tuesday morning.

    Family and friends are concerned because she can always be reached by phone or by her family. Kesse's family has tried to call her cell phone but calls are immediately sent to voice mail.

    "I don't think any mother, father or brother expects to stand in front of a camera and ask a community to help," Kesse's father, Drew, said.

    Friends and family of Kesse are going door-to-door with flyers in hopes of generating some leads.

    "We always, always hope that in these cases that it is just a matter of somebody just maybe going somewhere to have their own time," Orlando police Sgt. Barbara Jones said. "And we hope that maybe if she sees this even, she will contact the family and let them know."

    Kesse told her friends and family that she was concerned about living alone at her apartment complex.

    The woman's apartment complex has a security gate but the family said visitors are not monitored.

    Kesse's car is a 2004 black 4-door Chevrolet Malibu with the license tag H90-KYC.

    The last person to hear from her was her boyfriend but he does not know where she could have gone.

    If you have any information concerning Kesse's whereabouts, you are urged to call Crimeline at (800) 423-TIPS.

    Missing Woman's Friends, Family Come Together

    POSTED: 4:44 pm EST January 26, 2006
    UPDATED: 5:26 pm EST January 26, 2006

    http://www.wftv.com/news/6472527/detail.html
    TIPS: Call Crimeline At 1-800-423-TIPS

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Jennifer Kesse's family has been on pins and needles. Her father has been pacing all day as officers look for his daughter. Still, as everything unravels, the family said they believe Jennifer will come home alive.

    Jennifer graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2003 with a degree in finance. In college, she was well liked and was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Her sorority sisters have helped with the search by passing out flyers and standing by as officers canvass Orlando.

    Her friend Kristen Luther is asking everyone to help.

    "Please bring her back. If you have her, please bring her back. We would do anything to bring have her back, anything at all," she said.

    All of her friends, as well as her family, said the circumstances were unusual. Jennifer had everything going for her. She bought a condo two months ago. She worked at Westgate Properties and had just gotten promoted. Friends said there is no apparent reason why she would have left the area.

    Now, Jennifer's father said the only thing left to do is hope that finding his daughter's car will help them find Jennifer.

    Jenniferís relatives and friends have been coming in from all over the country to offer the family support. Many said they were in town to give the family encouragement and to help.

    http://www.local6.com/news/6470611/detail.html

    Search Continues For Missing Orlando Woman

    Girl Vanished On Way To Mail Package

    POSTED: 3:26 pm EST January 26, 2006
    UPDATED: 6:08 pm EST January 26, 2006

    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- Officers performed a grid search in a wooded area Thursday afternoon after the car of a missing Orlando woman was found parked at a condominium complex hours earlier, according to police.

    Investigators said Jennifer Kesse, 24, did not show up for work at Westgate Resorts in Ocoee, Fla., Tuesday morning.

    Family and friends were immediately concerned because Kesse can always be reached by phone or by her family. Kesse's family has tried to call her cell phone, but calls are immediately sent to voice mail.

    Thursday, about 15 officers went into a wooded area between where the car was located and where Kesse vanished at the Mosaic at Millenia condominiums.

    "As we concluded that search, she was not located in that wooded area," Orlando police Sgt. Barbara Jones said.

    Earlier, Kesse's 2004 Chevrolet Malibu was found abandoned at the corner of Texas and Americana at the Huntington on the Green apartment complex.

    Officers responded to the car and did not find a person inside the vehicle, Jones said.

    It was not known how long the car was parked at the condo, Local 6 News reported.

    Detectives were going door to door asking residents if they had any information about the woman or the car.

    Jones did not know if there was any surveillance video in the area where the car was found.

    If you have any information concerning Kesse's whereabouts, you are urged to call Crimeline at (800) 423-TIPS.
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    Police search for clues to woman's disapperance

    Bloodhounds set loose after missing woman's car is discovered

    Henry Pierson Curtis | Sentinel Staff Writer
    Posted January 26, 2006, 8:48 PM EST

    The discovery of a missing Orlando's woman car this morning raised hopes that she might still be found alive, three days after she vanished.

    By mid-afternoon, Jennifer Kesse's father spoke to more than a dozen TV, radio and newspapers reporters from across Florida before delivering the same message on national TV.

    "She's out there. She's strong. She's smart," Drew Kesse said. "Just hang in there. We're close. And we'll get you."

    The mystery of her disappearance deepened within an hour of the car's recovery at 8:10 a.m. not far from Kesse residence. Orange County sheriff's bloodhound Bo took a sniff of the driver's seat and pulled handler Sgt. Jeff Brown at a loping pace for a mile.

    The scent led straight to the front door of Kesse's home in Mosaic at Millenia, an upscale, gated and fenced condominium complex with 24-hour security on Americana Boulevard.

    The trail bypassed the complex's only entrance and led to a stretch of fence separating the public sidewalk from its private grounds. Once the 6-year-old bloodhound entered the grounds, the dog picked up the scent inside the fence and went directly to a staircase leading to Kesse's second-floor condominium.

    Orlando police homicide detectives would not speculate on who abandoned Kesse's Chevrolet Malibu near the intersection of Americana and Texas Avenue and then walked or ran back to her home.

    "Obviously, we get more concerned as time passes but we certainly are going to keep our hopes up," said Sgt. Barbara Jones, the department spokeswoman.

    Missing persons cases are relatively common in Central Florida with more than 3,000 listed at least briefly each year in Orange County alone.

    An impromptu search for the 24-year-old financial analyst began Tuesday when she failed to go to work at Central Florida Investments or answer her cell phone.

    Extremely responsible since childhood, her uncharacteristic absence alarmed family members in Bradenton and more than a dozen former classmates at the University of Central Florida. By Tuesday night, they began distributing posters asking the public to help find the 5-feet, 8-inch tall, 135-pound blonde with green eyes.

    "She's got the whole package. She's just one of those girls you go to for anything," said friend and college roommate Jenny Peppers. "She's got street smarts and book smarts. She's a very bright girl."

    The last time anyone heard from Kesse was about 10 p.m. Monday when she called Rob Allen, her boyfriend who lives in Fort Lauderdale, her friends and police said.

    Allen, 29, and Kesse met last year when she and several of her friends went to the Tiki Bar, a popular meeting place in downtown Orlando's nightclub district, said Cari McKibben, who roomed with Kesse for five years.

    This afternoon, Allen, McKibben, Peppers and about 20 of Kesse's relatives and friends from as far away as Boston gathered at her condominium to wait for news from police. Many were UCF 2003 graduates, who described her with the same terms of determination, intelligence and ambition that had followed her since elementary school in Tampa when she received all A's on her report card.

    At Gaither High School in Hillsborough County, where she belonged to the Fellowships of Christian Students, Spanish Honors Society and graduated in 1999, Principal Brenda Grasso told the St. Petersburg Times newspaper, "She left us with a very high GPA. ... What an awful shame.''

    Today's investigation in Orlando included searches of storage closets in the 3-story building where she lives and a search of scrub pines and brush at the back of the property. Another search was conducted at Huntington on the Green condominiums, where the missing Chevy Malibu was found parked between a white Dodge pickup and a Jeep Cherokee.

    Crime scene technicians picked through a nearby dumpster and photographed a gym-style bag along with several pieces of discarded furniture. Afterwards, Kesse's car was carried away by a flatbed tow truck for a forensic inspection of its interior and body.

    Homicide detectives Emmett Browning and Glenn Gause returned to the complex late this afternoon to inspect a security camera system with a view of the spot where Kesse's car had been parked. They did not say if there is film of who abandoned the car.

    www.wesh.com/news/6489961/detail.html

    Friends, Family Search For Missing Woman

    POSTED: 6:13 am EST January 27, 2006
    UPDATED: 7:01 am EST January 27, 2006

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Friends and family will launch a major search Friday to find An Orlando woman who has been missing for nearly four days.

    Police discovered Kesse's car, but that's the last big break, and it happened Thursday morning, WESH 2 News reported.

    The search is set to begin at 7:30 a.m., and about 100 of Kesse's friends and family members will gather at the Huntington on the Green condominium complex, where her car was found.

    They'll fan out to area intersections to distribute flyers. They're hoping someone might recognize Kesse and pass along some information about her disappearance.

    There was a glimmer of hope Thursday when Kesse's car was found about a mile from where she lives. A bloodhound followed a scent from the driver's seat of her car right back to the condominium complex where she lived. An intense search in the nearby woods did not appear to turn up any new clues.

    But Kesse's father had an emotional message for his daughter Thursday night, and he remains hopeful.

    "Your family and your friends love you. We know you are there. We will find you. We will not stop, and God, we will find you, and just be smart, as we know you are, and be strong, as we know you are," Drew Kesse said.

    A family friend said there has been no new activity on Kesse's cell phone, credit cards or her E-Pass. She was reported missing when she failed to show up for her job as a financial analyst Tuesday morning. The last known contact with her was a phone conversation with her boyfriend around 10 p.m. Monday.

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/...home-headlines

    Father asks for help in search for missing daughter

    Search for 24-year-old Jennifer Kesse continues into fourth day

    Henry Pierson Curtis and Rich McKay | Sentinel Staff Writer
    Posted January 27, 2006, 7:27 PM EST

    The search for a missing Orlando woman continued today with renewed pleas for the public's vigilance.

    Drew Kesse asked that everyone keep an eye out for his 24-year-old daughter, not just in Central Florida but nationwide.

    "Even if you're in Kansas or Massachusetts,'' he said, saying even the most seemingly inconsequential tip could help find her. "This is how it works.''

    The search for Jennifer Kesse began Tuesday after she did not show up for work. The absence alarmed family and friends, who contacted police saying she wouldn't miss an appointment without notifying someone of her plans.

    News coverage of her disappearance led to the discovery of her car Thursday morning, when a TV viewer recognized the black Chevrolet Malibu parked about a mile from Kesse's home at another condominium complex on Americana Boulevard.

    Orlando police will not speculate on what happened to Kesse, a financial analyst who graduated from the University of Central Florida.

    "We have a lot of work to do and the detectives are working methodically through all the information they have received up to this point to try to find Jennifer," police spokeswoman Sgt. Barbara Jones said this afternoon.

    Three detectives are assigned to work on the case through the weekend and others will be called in as needed for fresh leads, according to police.

    Jones confirmed that a bloodhound tracked the scent of whoever abandoned Kesse's car back to her home at Mosaic at Millenia, a condominium complex. She declined to say what clues, if any, were found in the car. Investigators are studying video from a surveillance camera for clues, but Jones would not comment on what it shows or where the video was shot.

    However, the parking space where the car was recovered at Huntington on the Green condominiums is almost in direct line of sight of a surveillance camera mounted on the complex's pool house.

    Kesse's network of family and friends spent today handing out fliers about her disappearance to motorists at intersections.

    Posters with a photograph of the 5-feet, 8-inch, 135-pound blonde with green eyes are taped to mailboxes and signs in southwest Orlando and nearby neighborhoods in unincorporated Orange County. Each carries the telephone number of Crimeline at 800-423-8477, a clearinghouse for tips.

    At a midday news conference, Drew Kesse spoke directly to his daughter while appealing for the public's help.

    "Jennifer, I am going to find you," he said. "You stay (safe), be smart. I will find you.''
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    Police: New Leads In Search For Missing Woman

    POSTED: 12:12 pm EST February 6, 2006
    UPDATED: 1:17 pm EST February 6, 2006

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Orlando police told Channel 9 they have new leads in the search for a missing Orlando woman. The leads come from tips about a picture of a man police hope can help them crack the case and find Jennifer Kesse.

    The image appears to have been taken from the cameras at Huntington on the Green apartments looking toward Texas Avenue. That's one of the reasons Orlando police want to talk to the man, because he may have seen something at the apartment complex where Jennifer's car was found.

    Detectives were able to isolate the image and enhance them to get the best look possible of the man they're calling a "person of interest." They still have hours of video tape left to look through after collecting surveillance tapes from neighboring businesses. Now they're hoping for a better picture of the same man to help identify him.

    Several leads have already come in and detectives are following up on those Monday.

    Jennifer was last seen heading home from work two weeks ago. Her car was found three days after that, but police said the case is far from cold.

    "It's staying pretty hot. As long as it stays hot, it's good. We've got some detectives focused on a lot of the very specific parts of it. Then we, obviously, have a sergeant running the search operation. So, as long as the information's coming in and it's a place we can go, we're always excited about it. We'll always be disappointed when something doesn't pan out," said Barbara Jones, Orlando Police Department.

    Police said the massive civilian effort in the case has been extremely helpful. Over the weekend, the group Child Watch and Jennifer's family organized 1,000 volunteers to hand out flyers, spread the word and physically search several areas.

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    Police Search Abandoned Hotel In Hunt For Missing Woman

    POSTED: 4:47 pm EST February 7, 2006
    UPDATED: 5:15 pm EST February 7, 2006

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- It was two weeks ago Tuesday that police got involved in the search for Jennifer Kesse when the 24-year-old woman didn't show up for work. Police are still following leads and, Tuesday, that included the search of an abandoned hotel on Vineland Road.

    So far, the best lead is the surveillance photo of a person of interest. The camera that captured the image is on top of the clubhouse at Huntington on the Green apartments. The person of interest in the video was walking close to where Jennifer's car was found in a parking lot.

    For the second day in a row, crime scene investigators used technology and science to learn as much as they could about the man in the pictures, using a laser for direction and distance to measure his height.

    "Every time we get a lead, whether a tip, from the news saying, 'Hey, we heard this,' we get excited about it, 'cause we think there may be some hope here," said Sgt. Barbara Jones, Orlando Police Department.

    At the abandoned Orlando resort, slated to be demolished, Tuesday a cadaver dog checked all of the rooms along with Orlando officers, but turned up nothing.

    "We thought, once again, another isolated hidden area where, if somebody wanted to put something, it was a place we wanted to look at," Jones said.

    For Jennifer's family that, too, brings hope. The fact that she hasn't been found in any of the wooded areas, despite a massive number of searches, they believe she's still alive waiting to be rescued.

    "There is someone out there that knows something and please, feel, if that was your child or loved one that someone has taken, please just make the call," Jennifer's father, Drew, said.

    Jennifer's parents never imagined a search this long, clinging to memories of their daughter within the comfort of her condo.

    "The hole in our heart gets bigger, but we have to be strong for Jennifer," Jennifer's mother, Joyce, said.

    Jennifer vanished two weeks ago, sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning. Her family has searched to the point of exhaustion, waiting for the one lead that pans out. The family is planning another massive search effort toward the end of this week.

    Last weekend, 1,200 volunteers showed up. Starting this Thursday, they're hoping for even more. They said they would continue until they find Jennifer.

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    CSI Teams Back At Complex In Search For Woman

    'Person Of Interest' Sought

    POSTED: 11:58 am EST February 7, 2006
    UPDATED: 4:27 pm EST February 7, 2006

    Crime scene technicians were back at an Orlando apartment complex Tuesday where a 24-year-old woman's car was found after she mysteriously vanished last month.

    Local 6 News has learned that investigators have been focusing on a surveillance camera lodged in a roof of the clubhouse at the Huntington on the Green apartments.

    The camera captured several images of a person of interest who may have information about Jennifer Kesse's whereabouts.

    Two photos released Saturday show a man walking near a fence around noon last Tuesday after Kesse vanished.

    The person was photographed through a gate that surrounds a pool at the complex.

    Tuesday, investigators measured the area, including the distance from the gate to the camera. A laser detection device was videotaped being used by at least one officer.

    Meanwhile, Kesse's parents sent a message to the person in the surveillance photos.

    "You recognize yourself," Kesse's mother Joyce, said. "Come forward, you are a person of interest. You may have the key to the puzzle that is going to bring Jen home. We are begging the community to rack their brains. Study the pictures."

    Detectives are looking at surveillance video from other locations as well, Local 6 News has learned.

    Web Site Launched

    Friday, the family launched a Web site last week to keep Kesse's name and story circulating.

    The Web site contains photos, notes from the family and a guest book where visitors can leave messages.

    Local 6 News reported that one of the Web site posts was from a concerned citizen in Anchorage, Alaska.

    A $115,000 reward is being offered for information about Kesse's whereabouts.

    If you have any information, you are urged to call Crimeline at (800) 423-TIPS.

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    ORLANDO, Fla. Feb. 8, 2006
    Jennifer Kesse was last seen on Jan. 24, 2006. (CBS/The Early Show)


    (CBS) The disappearance of a young Florida woman had police scratching their heads, until a surveillance video tape surfaced that may shed some light on the case.

    Jennifer Kesse, 24, has been missing for more than two weeks.

    Police say Jennifer vanished shortly after returning from a trip to the Caribbean island of St. Croix with her boyfriend. She was last seen Jan. 24, 2006.

    Investigators found her black Chevrolet Malibu at a condominium complex just a mile from her home. That in turn led to what investigators hope may be a big break in the case: surveillance photos of an unidentified person that was seen near Jennifer's abandoned car.

    Police are asking the public to help them identify this "person of interest" in the case.

    "We are hoping that there will be some there to recognize the clothing or something about it or maybe the time frame where we believe the picture was captured," says Sgt. Barbara Jones of the Orlando Police Department.

    More than 1,100 volunteers have been handing out fliers and taking part in the search for Jennifer and, thanks to an anonymous donor, there is a $115,000 reward for any information leading to her return.

    Speaking to The Early Show co-anchor Harry Smith Wednesday, Jennifer's father, Drew Kesse, described his daughter as a young, "bright, beautiful, intelligent, really driven, focused young lady that we love."

    Jennifer had recently moved into a new apartment and had gotten a promotion at her job.

    Asked if Jennifer could have had an enemy, her mother Joyce said: "You know, honestly, no. As a matter of fact, so many of us have been trying to find a picture of Jennifer not smiling to put on a poster because, obviously, she would not be smiling right now, and no one — family, friends, her sorority sisters — there are none. That shows you what kind of person she is. You meet her and, really, you want to be her friend."

    Jennifer's boyfriend, who had just returned with her from vacation, is not considered a person of interest in the investigation.

    "To my knowledge, yes," says Drew Kesse. "I don't think any of us are marked out. But to my knowledge, I believe, yes, he's out of the picture on that."

    Jennifer's brother, Logan, hopes someone will recognize something or spot a clue in the surveillance photo.

    "To recognize, maybe, the person, the hair, their outfit — if they can make out what the outfit was; it some sort of uniform — or anything like that," he says. "Just to pick out any little thing from the photo, whether it be the hair, the shoes, or male, female, anything, and just, when they are out and about, just look for that little thing they can pick up."

    "You know, sometimes you see something and at the time you might dismiss it," says Joyce Kesse. "And we're just really appealing to the public that anybody who has been in the Orlando area Jan. 24, the car was found on Thursday the 26th. Just try to rack your brain and, again, note — nothing is too insignificant. There are so many people that, 'Oh, I don't think it's of importance.' "


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    New Details Released In Disappearance Of Jennifer Kesse

    POSTED: 4:37 pm EST February 10, 2006
    UPDATED: 5:31 pm EST February 10, 2006

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Late Friday afternoon, Channel 9 confirmed new information about the disappearance of Jennifer Kesse. The 24-year-old woman has been missing for more than two and a half weeks.

    Police are confirming that Jennifer may have left her home at Mosaic at Millenia on Monday night or Tuesday morning looking for a roadside mailbox to mail a package. They will not say where or whether she made it there, but the package is also missing.

    Jennifer's family now confirms her younger brother Logan had stayed at her condo with several of his friends while she was on vacation the weekend before she vanished. Police have had that information from the beginning.

    "Absolutely they've looked at them. They've had multiple discussions with them. They will go through the same thing everyone else will go through," said Jennifer's father, Drew.

    Channel 9 has also learned one of those friends left a cell phone at Jennifer’s condo and asked her to overnight it. The Monday night or Tuesday morning she disappeared, she may have left her condo looking for a roadside drop box to mail that cell phone. The package is missing and never made it to its destination.

    "In the end, the detective believes he'll have a pretty good concept of what may have happened to Jennifer, but we don't know right now and we're gonna keep hope that we find her alive," said Barbara Jones, Orlando Police Department.

    The best hope so far is a person of interest captured on a surveillance camera near where Jennifer's car was found. Channel 9 brought the images to expert Dominic Levasseur. He was able to enhance the contrast enough to guess that the person is likely wearing a hat, rather than having a unique hairstyle. He also said the clothing is probably light in color as police first thought.

    At the search headquarters, volunteers were calling 1,200 volunteers from last weekend, hoping they'll return to help this weekend.

    Family members said 400,000 flyers have gone out so far.

    If you'd like to volunteer this weekend, go to the Mall at Millenia between 8:30am and 6:30pm Saturday or Sunday.

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    Jennifer Kesses Family looking for "One Tip"

    By Chuck Hustmyre

    ORLANDO, Fla. (Crime Library) — Family and friends of an Orlando woman, Jennifer Kesse, who has been missing for more than three weeks say they are confident she is still alive and that all investigators need is a break in the case.

    Information from the searches and from a special tip line (1-800-423-8477) has generated hundreds of leads, according to investigators.

    "The police are very hot on something," Jennifer's father, Drew Kesse, told Crime Library. "We truly feel she's right here somewhere and she's with us. It's just that we need that one tip."

    Person of Interest

    The most promising lead so far seems to be a grainy video image of someone investigators are calling a "person of interest" that was taken by a security surveillance camera on the day police believe Kesse disappeared.

    The camera caught the image of what appears to be a man wearing a light-colored T-shirt, light—possibly tan—pants, dark shoes, and a cap walking past a metal fence near the swimming pool of the Huntington on the Green condominium complex, the complex where Kesse's car was discovered two days after she disappeared.

    Investigators are being tight-lipped about the image, even refusing to confirm whether it is that of a man or a woman and whether the clothing is truly "light colored" or perhaps a bit darker.

    "We don't refer to sex or race," said lead investigator Sgt. Rich Ring of the Orlando Police Department. "We want people, when they look at the picture, to call us whether it's a female or a male."

    Ring refused to elaborate on the details of what led investigators to believe that the person captured on the video has specific information about the case. "It's an issue of strategy," he said.

    Ring also declined to comment on specific evidence seized during the investigation, but he did say, "We do have information being evaluated by the FBI laboratory, as well as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement."

    Investigators do not appear to consider Kesse's boyfriend, who lives about three hours away in Ft. Lauderdale, to be a serious suspect. Two days before she disappeared, Kesse and her boyfriend returned from a vacation on the island of St. Croix.

    A family friend, who knows both Jennifer Kesse and her boyfriend, told Crime Library: "I know they're not focusing on him. He was in Ft. Lauderdale at the time and they've accounted for his whereabouts."

    Drew Kesse said he spoke to his daughter by telephone for a few minutes Monday night and investigators have said that she spoke to her boyfriend at around 10 p.m. Monday. Drew Kesse said he is sure that Jennifer disappeared on her way to work Tuesday morning, Jan. 24.

    Signs left inside Jennifer's condo have led family members to conclude that she spent Monday night at home and got ready for work Tuesday morning. "She was in her Condo all night," Drew Kesse said. "Once she walked out her door is really when the mystery started."

    Acting on what they believed to be a very hot lead, members of the Orange County Sheriff's Office SWAT team raided a boarding house Sunday where they believed Jennifer was being held. The officers found six people inside the house but no sign that Jennifer Kesse had ever been there

    "They had very credible information," Drew Kesse said. "They thought Jennifer was there but she was not."

    Despite the heartbreaking setback, Kesse said he and his family believe that the officers assigned to the case are doing a remarkable job. "We have full trust in the detectives that are running this," he said. Many of them have worked without a day off since his daughter was reported missing. "These guys just don't stop," Kesse added.

    One possible scenario that investigators do not appear to be seriously considering is that Jennifer Kesse disappeared voluntarily. Last spring, Jennifer Wilbanks of Georgia, dubbed the "runaway bride," set off a nationwide search when she vanished less than a week before her wedding. After police located her in New Mexico, Wilbanks spun a wild tale about having been kidnapped but later admitted she'd made the whole thing up and had just needed some time alone.

    "I would be shocked," Sgt. Rich Ring said, if that turns out to be the situation in this case. "I'm talking about stepping all over my tongue shocked."

    Despite the length of time that it's been since Jennifer Kesse disappeared, family, friends, and investigators remain hopeful that she will be found alive.

    "It's a very critical point from what I'm being told," Drew Kesse said Tuesday, "and they (the police) hope to have results for us very soon."

    Sgt. Ring believes in miracles. "We're going to get to the bottom of it," he said Tuesday. "We're still hoping that it can be a fairy tale ending."

    Twenty-four-year-old Jennifer Kesse vanished Jan. 24, apparently after leaving her home in the Mosaic condominium complex in Orlando and heading to her office. When she didn't show up at the investment firm where she works, her co-workers became concerned and notified police.

    Kesse's Car

    Two days later, Kesse's 2004 black Chevrolet Malibu was found parked at another condominium complex less than a mile from her home.

    Over the course of the last three weeks, more than 1,700 hundred volunteers joined police in several exhaustive searches of the area surrounding Kesse's home. Using bloodhounds, helicopters, horses, and four-wheelers, law enforcement officers and volunteers swept everything within a 10-mile radius.

    According to a family friend, 60,000 flyers bearing a photograph and information about Kesse have been handed out since she disappeared.

    Jennifer Kesse's family has set up a Web site with information about the case at www.jenniferkesse.com.
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    Jennifer Kesse: Day 24

    The family of missing 24-year-old Jennifer Kesse is planning to get rid of her car today.

    The car was found just a short distance from where the Orlando woman was last seen back on January 23rd. Police have processed it and turned it back over to the family.

    In an exclusive one-on-one interview yesterday in the News 13 studios, the family said they can' not even bear to look at it.

    A new search for Kesse is planned for this weekend. Interested volunteers can sign up to help at the Florida Mall.

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    Investigators Collected Clues From Missing Woman's Car

    POSTED: 4:42 pm EST February 17, 2006
    UPDATED: 4:48 pm EST February 17, 2006

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Channel 9 has learned some of the clues investigators might have uncovered from Jennifer Kesse's car. The 24-year-old disappeared almost a month ago.

    "Something happened there and that's my daughter, a living being, and she was taken from that car," Jennifer's father, Drew Kesse, said.

    He said, even with the splashes of processing fluid used to check for evidence, his daughter Jennifer's car is cleaner than she ever kept it. Detectives likely have most of the items of clutter that used to be there, hoping for clues.

    "I'm sure they took everything they possibly could out of it and I hope they pulled something off of something in that car to give them a direction," Drew Kesse said.

    Fingerprint dust lines the steering wheel, gear shift, door handles and anything else a suspect might have touched. The seats and floors were likely vacuumed to collect hairs and fibers. Soil tests could show where the mud caked on the bottom of the car came from.

    "It's just logical thinking of the technology they have nowadays that they have to have something within the car," Drew Kesse said.

    Investigators do know, from Jennifer's credit card bill, that she filled her gas tank in Ft. Lauderdale before driving back to Orlando. She went to work, then home and should have had about half a tank left. That's about what's there now, so her attacker may not have taken the car very far.

    "It seems to be right to us, but again we're not the professionals, we're letting them do their job and we're doing what we need to do on our end," Drew Kesse said.

    Detectives said any evidence from the car has already been sent to a lab for testing. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement handles fingerprints and DNA. The FBI does trace evidence.

    Channel 9 has learned there have been requests to expedite any results in this case.

    The Kesse's did have a bit of a let down Friday. They were hoping specific information about the person of interest seen walking near where the car was found would be released Friday. The FBI is still calculating the person's height and show size. Those results won't be ready until Tuesday at the earliest.
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    Police reveal Kesse 'person of interest' info

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- A "person of interest" who may have information concerning the whereabouts of an Orlando woman missing since January is between 5-foot-3 and 5-foot-5 inches tall, according to information released today.

    Since Jennifer Kesse, 24, disappeared, investigators have continued to believe that a person seen in surveillance photos taken at the Huntington on the Greens apartment complex could offer information in the case.

    Last week, Orlando detectives asked the FBI to assist in verifying the person's height and other characteristics from the photos.

    Authorities admitted today they were not able to determine as much information as they hoped from the photographs.

    Investigators are still not sure if the person is a man or woman and did not know the person's weight or shoe size, Local 6 News reported.

    Investigators said they are certain that someone other than Kesse was driving her car around the time of her disappearance.

    Evidence taken from the car last week was recently sent to labs, Local 6 News reported.

    Detectives issued a warning today to the person who was driving Kesse's car.

    "If the person who is responsible for doing this is watching, it is only going to take the smallest piece of evidence," Orlando police Sgt. Richard Ring said. "One little piece of evidence. DNA is not visible to the naked eye and other pieces of evidence are not visible to the naked eye. And, when you walk and you move throughout the planet, you leave traces of yourself everywhere you go."

    A $115,000 reward is being offered for information about Kesse's whereabouts.

    If you have any information, you are urged to call Crimeline at (800) 423-TIPS.

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    Orlando Police say they're convinced Jennifer Kesse was abducted.

    They think her car may be the key to breaking the case wide open. Yesterday for the first time detectives called Kesse's car a crime scene.

    The 24-year-old hasn't been seen in a month and investigators say they need to know if anyone saw someone else besides the 24-year-old behind the wheel.

    Meanwhile, with the help of the FBI we now know more about the person of interest in this surveillance video taken near where Kesse's car was found late last month.

    Investigators say the person is between 5’3” and 5’5”but what we don't know is if the person is a man or a woman.

    Police have said they want to talk to this person hoping they saw something that could help in the case.

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    FBI analyzes video in Kesse case

    The 'person of interest' is 5-feet-3 to 5-feet-5, but little else is revealed.

    Willoughby Mariano
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    Posted February 22 2006

    Investigators in the case of missing Orlando woman Jennifer Kesse released the height Tuesday of a "person of interest" who appears in surveillance video near the parking lot where her car was abandoned.

    The mystery figure is 5 feet 3 inches to 5 feet 5 inches tall, according to a Federal Bureau of Investigation analysis, homicide Sgt. Richard Ring said.

    Ring released no other information about the person, who was captured on camera at Huntington on the Green condominiums, where the car was found, on Jan. 24, the day Kesse was reported missing. The location is not far from Kesse's home.

    The person could be a man or a woman, Ring emphasized. "We don't want people to -- just based on height -- to jump off on whether we're looking at a male or female," he said.

    Evidence shows that someone other than Kesse drove her four-door 2004 Chevrolet Malibu, he said. Ring would not say what that evidence is.

    Jennifer Kesse's parents said that they have been waiting about 11 days for the release of the physical description. They had hoped for more.

    "I think we were expecting weight and shoe size, but we'll take it," Drew Kesse said.

    "The video was grainy. Unfortunately, technology is not CSI and Law and Order," Joyce Kesse said.

    Ring's announcement came soon after the four-week anniversary of Kesse's disappearance. Kesse was last heard from Jan. 23 at 10 p.m., when she spoke to her boyfriend.

    She failed to appear for her job as a financial analyst the next day.

    No one has used Kesse's credit card or cell phone since, Ring said.

    The case is generating a wave of local and national media attention and intense speculation. Detectives have received more than 1,000 tips and followed more than 70 leads.

    Early on, police investigated the possibility Kesse's friends and family are involved in her disappearance, but the focus of their investigation has since moved away from them.

    "We believe this is an abduction at this point," Ring said.

    As time wears on, police have to devote resources to other investigations, Ring said.

    "It's a fact of doing police business," he said.
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    Reward runs to Sunday in Kesse case

    Posted March 15, 2006

    ORLANDO -- The anonymous donor in the case of a missing Orlando woman that gained national attention extended the deadline for a $100,000 reward.

    The deadline for tips leading to the safe return of Jennifer Kesse, 24, is now Sunday. It had been set to expire today.

    The donor set the deadline to encourage tipsters to come forward quickly, and extended it because he said he hadn't seen much publicity about the original date.

    Anyone with details can call Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477.

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    Police seek leads in woman's disappearance

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    DELRAY BEACH: A central Florida woman is gone without a trace. Now her loved ones hope someone in south Florida has information that will lead to her safe return.

    It has been seven weeks since Jennifer Kesse went missing in Central Florida.

    There's been no sign of her and Orlando police need more leads.

    Now her friends and loved ones in South Florida are spreading the word about her disappearance hoping someone in our area knows something.

    "Jennifer, we're coming for you. We're doing everything we can to find you stay strong and stay positive," said her boyfriend Rob Allen. Strength and a positive attitude keeps Allen going.

    Allen, who lives in Broward County was in a long distance relationship with 24 year old Jennifer Kesse, who lives in Orlando. After the couple returned from a weekend getaway to St. Croix, Kesse disappeared on January 24th.

    "Every morning she'd text me or call me on my way to work to say I miss you, I love you have a great day kind of thing when I didn't receive that I thought it was kind of unusual," said Allen.

    Allen's fears grew when Jenn's parents called to tell him she never showed up at her Orlando job.

    "Jennifer is probably the most responsible person I know she would never not show up for work without letting someone know," said Allen.

    Allen's concerns became greater: two days later when police found Jenn's abandoned car at an apartment complex about a mile from her condo, but still no sign of her.

    "There wasn't any sign of struggle or markings or anything out of common but it was frustrating because it was found two days later," said Allen.

    Kesse is a graduate of the University of Central Florida. The school's alumni group in Southeast Florida has distributed photos to members in hopes they've seen her.

    "If she got taken away heaven forbid someone could have taken her to South Florida or anywhere in between here and Orlando," said UCF Alumni Association Chairman Marco Pena.

    There's a $115,000 reward right now for information that leads to Kesse's safe return. But Sunday, an anonymous donor will take back $100,000. Allen hopes the deadline will encourage anyone who may be motivated by money to give police the leads they need to bring his girlfriend home.

    "I just plead with everyone and anyone out there who knows something come forward stop this nightmare for Jennifer stop this nightmare for her family and friends," said Allen.

    Jennifer's photo will be on Jeremy Mayfield's No. 19 NASCAR during this Sunday's NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

    NASCAR team owner Ray Evernham attended high school with Jenn's mom and felt compelled to help the family find her.
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    Joyce Kesse: 'I so believed and prayed and hoped for that Christmas miracle, that someone would know something. The miracle didn't happen.'

    Kate Santich
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    January 20, 2007

    Joyce Kesse keeps this little box in the back of her brain.

    There she puts all the dark thoughts she cannot bear to entertain, the ones that, given free rein, might rush out like floodwaters and drown her. There she puts the legion of unspeakable scenarios that could explain what happened to her beautiful, bright, beloved daughter, Jennifer.

    "Every now and then the lid to the box pops open," Joyce says. "I just try to re-close it as quickly as I can so I can focus on staying positive for Jenn."

    It has been nearly a year since Jennifer Kesse -- a happy, ambitious 24-year-old financial planner -- disappeared. She had recently bought her first home, a condo near the Mall at Millenia, and had just returned from a long weekend in St. Croix.

    Sometime between 10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, 2006, when she called her boyfriend in Fort Lauderdale for the nightly chat they always shared, and the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 24, Jennifer simply vanished. Though her car was found two days later in an apartment complex less than a mile away, there have been precious few clues to explain her disappearance.

    Her cell phone and credit cards have never been used, her purse and briefcase never found. There was no sign of violence in her condo, no sign of violence in her car, and there were valuables left behind, so robbery was not a motive.

    Despite this, despite scores of fruitless leads and the expected smattering of strangers who have preyed on the parents' desperation, Joyce and Drew Kesse share a hope as unwavering as in the first days after Jennifer disappeared.

    "It is a mission," Drew says.

    Most weeks, they still return to Orlando from their home 2 1/2 hours away in Bradenton. They replenish the fliers they have plastered on utility poles and coin laundries and strip malls across town. They meet with detectives, thank their army of volunteers and drive the streets in their poster-covered SUVs -- "The Jenn-Mobile," as Joyce calls her Chevy.

    At home they man a tip line and Web site: findjenniferkesse.com. They publicize the $25,000 in reward money, including $10,000 from family and friends for information that could identify a "person of interest" -- a slightly built man or woman captured on grainy security-camera footage near where Jenn's car was found. They network with the parents of other missing children. They rally for funding for the nearly defunct National Center for Missing Adults. They pray.

    And, in private moments, they cry.

    "We cry every day," says Drew, 49.

    Three days a week, during the hour-plus commute to her job in at Tampa's H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Joyce, a registered nurse who coordinates home care for cancer patients, allows herself to grieve. But when she reaches the junction of Interstates 4 and 75, she dries her eyes.

    "I can't look a wreck when I go to the hospital," the 49-year-old says. "I just have to put my game face on."

    Back the lid goes.

    A quest to know

    Perhaps you saw them, pacing along a busy intersection, waving placards and passing out fliers.

    For four straight months, Joyce and Drew Kesse did not leave Orlando. They didn't work, couldn't eat and rarely slept. In the early days they even felt guilty having the "luxury" to shower and shave.

    Drew lost 30 pounds.

    Joyce functioned in a fog. Anti-anxiety medication kept her going.

    "We were very concerned for her in the beginning," says veteran Orlando police homicide Detective Glen Gause, who worked the case for nine months with partner Emmett Browning before both retired in September. "But as time went on, you could see her gaining strength."

    In part, she was bolstered by an outpouring of support: The second week after Jenn vanished, 1,100 volunteers showed up on a rainy, cold Saturday to help pass out fliers and to comb nearby woods for clues. Restaurants offered free meals. Businesses offered copiers and supplies. Friends took weeks off from work to pitch in.

    Maybe it was the beaming smile of the young woman in the poster. Maybe it was the devotion you could see in her parents as they held hands and comforted one another.

    Maybe, too, it was the raw nerve it seemed to touch in anyone who had ever worried about a child.

    "My rules got stronger at home," Browning says. "I have a daughter who's 22, and I told her, 'I need to know where you're going and when you expect to get back.' "

    The irony, for Jenn's many friends and co-workers, was her devout adherence to personal safety. When the former honor student went out, she insisted there be a designated driver. If she went to a bar, she never accepted a drink from a stranger. Sometimes after shopping, she would call home and keep her dad on the line as she walked across a darkened parking lot to her car.

    And on the rare occasions when she ran a yellow light, she would press two fingers to the roof in a sort of kiss. It meant: Keep me safe, God.

    "Jennifer was the safest person," says Drew, who negotiates large contracts for Staples. "Since her abduction, four of her girlfriends -- all of them very much on their own -- decided to move back home and be with their families."

    For 110 days, Drew and Joyce stood at the intersection of John Young Parkway and Conroy Road at rush hour, waving their signs to the long line of drivers. They took fliers to bars and check-cashing stores. Joyce went to indigent clinics, homeless shelters and seedy hotels. She went door to door at Huntington on the Green, where Jenn's car had been found.

    "Please do not tell me that no one in that complex saw anything," she says, angry. "Her car was dropped off at noon."

    They had fliers printed in Spanish and Creole. They did public-service announcements and went on television with Greta Van Susteren and Dateline. They put Jennifer's picture and description on matchbook covers and 500 decks of playing cards that were passed out to prison inmates. They used billboards and bus-shelter ads and the JumboTron at Magic games.

    They even flew banners over Citrus Bowl games.

    In late May, the couple slept in their own bed for the first time. It was the weekend of Jennifer's 25th birthday. Jenn's best friend flew in from Boston.

    Rob Allen, Jenn's boyfriend, came over from Fort Lauderdale. Jenn's 21-year-old brother, Logan, who scrapped his plans to move to California when Jenn disappeared, joined the celebration, too.

    They went to Jenn's favorite beach bar on Longboat Key and toasted her. They looked through photo albums of her through the years, the pictures all showing that broad, captivating smile. They told funny Jenn stories and laughed. It felt so good to laugh.

    'It was crushing'

    Joyce Kesse has this recurring dream. Jennifer is home at long last, lying in her bed, Joyce next to her. Drew and Logan and Rob are all sleeping on the floor around her, just as Jenn has asked. She is fragile and thin, her skin pale and her sandy blond hair matted. But she is unhurt. She even tries to reassure them.

    It wasn't as bad for me as it was for you, she is saying. You were left not knowing.

    Twice last month, Joyce awakened in the middle of the night to check on Jenn in her bedroom. She was halfway up the stairs before she remembered: She's still gone.

    For weeks, the mother had prayed for a Christmas miracle -- that someone who knew something would come forward. She had always loved the holiday -- "Christmas-crazy," she called herself -- filling the house with decorations, putting a tree in every room.

    But on Jan. 1, as she repacked the few decorations she had managed to put out, her spirits sank.

    "I so believed and prayed and hoped for that Christmas miracle, that someone would know something . . . that they would find it in their heart to come forward," she says. "And to not have that happen was just crushing. The miracle didn't happen."

    For two weeks, she couldn't drag herself out of bed until noon. She didn't bother changing out of her pajamas.

    One day as she washed her hands, she glanced up and stared hard to recognize herself in the mirror. Then she felt a sort of tug.

    "I turned around and looked, and I felt like Jenn was sitting on the bed saying, 'Mom, you've got to pull yourself together.' "

    Bad odds

    The Kesses are not ignorant people. They know that most people missing this long will eventually turn up dead. But they still want answers. And they still think Jenn is alive.

    There is no evidence she isn't. Then again, there is no evidence she is.

    One October night, about 3 a.m., the phone rang. Joyce answered to a feeble voice: "Mom?"

    Then the line went dead.

    "I would have bet my life it was Jenn," she says. She immediately called police.

    By noon, detectives in Michigan had arrested the caller, who had become obsessed with the case.

    There have been psychics eager to take the Kesses' money. There was a stranger who ran across that intersection where the Kesses stood, dropped to his knees and told them God wanted him to write them a check for $15,000.

    It bounced.

    But Joyce Kesse spent 15 years caring for terminally ill cancer patients, dealing with death and dying every day. She, more than Drew, has learned to find the positive amid so much negative.

    Her brother, Bill Gilmour of Lake Mary, has been rebaptized. Orlando police have created a missing-persons unit. Drew is working with state legislators to pass a law simplifying reporting procedures for missing adults and pushing for more thorough DNA testing when human remains are found. "Jennifer's Law," it would be called.

    On Thursday, the parents will again stand with family and friends at John Young Parkway and Conroy Road, from 7:30 to 9 a.m., reminding passers-by they still need answers. In the evening, from 5 to 5:30, they'll be at a special service at First Baptist Church of Orlando, where they want to thank those who have supported them. They know Jennifer's homecoming has been added to thousands of prayer lists.

    "We pray every day," Drew Kesse says. "But I'll tell you this much: He and I are having some discussions. We're not on the same page right now."

    Drew stops. His face hardens. "I have to wonder," he says after a moment, "is he listening?"

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    I hope for people who have not been following this since the beginning that it gives you a pretty good overview as to Jenn and when she went missing.

    There is a guestbook at www.findjenniferkesse.com that the Kesse's do read and go there for continued strength and positivity. Feel free to leave them messages there.
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    I also just wanted to point out that the photos taken with the Greta link was a week or two after her abduction and I believe that her parents were staying at her condo using it as a command center if I remember correctly from the articles above.
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    UCFAlumni2002,

    Welcome.

    I also don't think anything was staged in the condo. It's likely she was ready for work and when she stepped outside and locked her door, is where the mystery starts, just like her father said.

    however nothing can be discounted.

    did you see the hallway of her complex? it was so dark, it would be quite easy to hide and grab her there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enrique Sparta View Post
    UCFAlumni2002,

    Welcome.

    I also don't think anything was staged in the condo. It's likely she was ready for work and when she stepped outside and locked her door, is where the mystery starts, just like her father said.

    however nothing can be discounted.

    did you see the hallway of her complex? it was so dark, it would be quite easy to hide and grab her there.
    Agree, that the crime probably did not occur in the condo, but, I would have still processed the condo.

    Enrique, if JK was grabbed in her hallway, then why did the POI use her car?

    Doesn't the most logical scenario suggest the abduction happened at, or inside the car?

    Why would an abductor take JK in her hallway, and not take her to his car, his condo, her condo, etc, but, take Jk to her own car? How did the POI know Jk would be alone? How did he know which car was hers? Why didn't Jk fight?

    I'm just playing the other side. My theory is either a knock on the door, or at the car either at Mosaic or elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UCFAlumni2002 View Post
    I've been following this discussion for the past 16 months or so, and finally have been able to register and access websleuths. Jenn is a UCF Alumni, and that is how I came to learn of her abduction. Although I did not know Jenn personally, we are all a family at UCF and I'm dedicated in helping to bring her home.

    I will be typing more when I get home, but to clarify a few things, I need to research my links to get you all up to date

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    Welcome! It is great that you are here! We are all dedicated in trying to help bring Jennifer home to her wonderful family.

    The majority of us are up to date on every article, every video, and everything we can find on this case. As a matter of fact, I think you will find we have put a lot of time into researching details, debating, and carefully scrutinizing each piece of evidence they have released...either on purpose or not.

    If you will read this thread alone (there are 3 other threads since the beginning), you will see we are well versed and have studied this case intensely for some time. It probably isn't neccessary to list each of those articles in their entirety and a link should suffice.

    I did mention not seeing Jennifer's friends here, and other sites, combing over every detail they could find. Yes, I saw the interview with her brother, Logan, and her best friend. Her boyfriend, Rob, has done a few interviews in conjunction with her parents. (I have watched and read them all that I could find.) Still, I find it curious none of her friends, family, or boyfriend have been active to post and answer simple questions such as, "Does she have a favorite hangout in Orlando? A restaurant? Does she drive through Starbucks on her way to work?". These small tidbits certainly won't hinder the investigation and may open up new doors.

    Isn't this what we are all working for? To find anything which might bring new leads into a stalled case and bring Jennifer home?
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    As Drew Kesse stated in the most recent interview with Greta on 5/25, they do continue to get leads daily and the police are following up on them.

    In regards to her friends, I think that a lot of them are not involved on the forums. I think that it is hard enough to go through the loss of their friend without reading everyone's theories. I truly don't know if it was my loved one or friend that I could be on here posting. I am pretty confident that her family and friends do read a lot of the forums.

    Some of her other friends were interviewed at the beginning as well and also around the 1 year mark to discuss the person Jenn is- smart, safety conscious and responsible and a young woman who is truly loved and missed deeply by her family and friends.
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    I understand what you are saying about links, and in the future I agree with you. I have noticed that since the video was released of the suspect, that there have been a lot of new people here that weren't here before. Hoping to catch them up with what they possibly missed and to bring a lot of articles back to the forefront as we are now over 16 months later and a lot of articles are from last year.
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    Good post

    UCF

    Since you have followed this case since day one, how about sharing one or two pieces of information that you have learned over the past 16 months that maybe the rest of us are not aware of.

    For example, do you know JK's morning routine? Starbucks? Running? exercising?

    What about JK's job. Any threats at work? Any of the "weird" mailroom guys stalking her, or having an interest?

    WE all know Jk worked at a "time share" company in finance. Has it been explored if she may have found irregular accounting, finance, etc at work? It is a long shot, but, so is a case that is unsolved with a picture of the POI.

    Any pertinent information is what we are looking for. Something that only a "local", or someone who has followed the case would know.

    any such knowledge would be greatly appreciated by all, and may just lead to the wise people here putting the pieces of the puzzle together.

    thanks

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    Hmm

    I noticed from the second link above, from UCF, that it says "jennifers clothes were laid out for the day".

    What does that mean?

    Didn't Joyce interpret that as meaning JK put out a few outfits, chose one, and left the remaining outfits on the bed?

    Why is that article worded in such a manner?

    It makes it sound like JK was either interupted dressing, or had run out, and was going to come back and change.

    What is going on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UCFAlumni2002 View Post
    I hope for people who have not been following this since the beginning that it gives you a pretty good overview as to Jenn and when she went missing.

    There is a guestbook at www.findjenniferkesse.com that the Kesse's do read and go there for continued strength and positivity. Feel free to leave them messages there.
    Thank you UCFA. I just came here today, and the info that you are posting is enormously helpful.

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    Agree, that the crime probably did not occur in the condo, but, I would have still processed the condo.

    Enrique, if JK was grabbed in her hallway, then why did the POI use her car?

    Doesn't the most logical scenario suggest the abduction happened at, or inside the car?

    Why would an abductor take JK in her hallway, and not take her to his car, his condo, her condo, etc, but, take Jk to her own car? How did the POI know Jk would be alone? How did he know which car was hers? Why didn't Jk fight?

    I'm just playing the other side. My theory is either a knock on the door, or at the car either at Mosaic or elsewhere.

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    I don't really think the abduction occurred in the hallway, just thought it odd how dark it was in her complex.

    I wish we knew where the dog tracked the scent to. Is it to the stairwell or in the woods behind the M complex?

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    Those are excellent, well written articles. Thanks for posting them!

    I don't personally know the Kesse family or Jennifer, but I have two daughters and a son near her age. I think it is why I was so drawn to this case in the beginning after hearing about it in the media and the more I have learned about Jennifer's character, her love of life, and the joy she brings to people who truly love her...the more this case touched me. My heart goes out to her parents, family, and friends. I simply cannot imagine their nightmare.

    I cannot do much from where I am, but feel in some small way...I can help by being here with likeminded people who try to logically find answers to seeming impossible questions. I know "Think Tanks" can and do work if you get the right people together.
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